Tagged: Fenwick

Fenwick Christmas window in preparation last year (30 Oct 2012). Photograph by Graham Soult 1

Fenwick Newcastle’s autumn window impresses – but WHSmith opposite falls short


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Newcastle’s iconic Fenwick department store is rightly known for its annual Christmas window – which can’t, scarily, be very far off making its appearance for 2013....

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Primark, Newcastle (30 Oct 2012). Photograph by Graham Soult 5

Cladding goes up on Newcastle’s Primark as new city centre developments take shape


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The outside of Newcastle’s enlarged Primark is finally starting to gain its funky cladding, as the Northumberland Street store gets ready for its planned opening....

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Cath Kidston, Nottingham (16 Aug 2012). Photograph by Graham Soult 3

Newcastle roundup: retail lettings remain active as Cath Kidston signs and Office expands


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Cath Kidston is to open a standalone store in Newcastle city centre, it has been revealed. The upmarket clothing, accessories, bags and homeware retailer –...

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L'Occitane shop in Mestni trg, Ljubljana, Slovenia (26 Jul 2011). Photograph by Graham Soult 7

L’Occitane en Provence heads to Newcastle’s Eldon Square


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L’Occitane en Provence, the upmarket beauty products retailer, is to open a standalone shop in Newcastle’s Eldon Square next month. Details of the September store...

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Game in Sunderland's High Street West - now closed (13 Mar 2012). Photograph by Graham Soult 1

Twenty-one North East stores close immediately as Game collapses


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Twenty-one Game and Gamestation shops in the North East are among the 277 stores that have closed immediately following Game Group’s collapse into administration this...

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Atkinsons of Sheffield (18 Aug 2011). Photograph by Graham Soult 7

Celebrating Britain’s indie department stores: Atkinsons, Banburys and Barkers


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Among all the retail gloom that the newspapers seem to like writing about, it was refreshing to read last week that Browns of York is to...

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John Lewis Oxford Street, London. Photograph by Graham Soult 0

Putting today’s John Lewis sales drop in perspective


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Given how long it’s been since the weekly trading figures for John Lewis department stores last recorded a year-on-year fall in sales, it’s little wonder that...

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Wooly Minded, Clayton Street, Newcastle (24 Jun 2010). Photograph by Graham Soult 6

Newcastle update: Wooly Minded and Card Factory open; Bank on the way


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Passing through Newcastle city centre yesterday afternoon, I was able to see what was happening with several incoming stores that I’ve blogged about previously. In Clayton...

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Existing Wooly Minded in North Shields (18 Jun 2010). Photograph by Graham Soult 3

Newcastle’s Wooly Minded store opening – more details about “the knitter’s paradise”


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My coverage of the upcoming Wooly Minded store in Newcastle’s Clayton Street seems to have prompted quite a bit of interest on Twitter, so –...

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Typical Card Factory fascia. Photograph by Graham Soult 7

Card Factory lined up for Newcastle’s Northumberland Street


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Newcastle City Council has recently received a planning application for the “display of internally illuminated fascia sign and non illuminated projecting sign to front elevation”...

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Former Zavvi, Newcastle (27 Sep 2009). Photograph by Graham Soult 11

A Woolies twist to every story


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Well, that’s a surprise! I’ve only just discovered that I’ve been photographing and blogging about a former Woolworths store – here, and more recently here –...

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Retailers needs a web presence that informs and inspires


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I was quite chuffed, this morning, to have a short article on web usability published in The Journal. Much of what I wrote is, or...

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Not what I had in mind for the old Newcastle Zavvi store…


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When I remarked a couple of weeks ago that Newcastle’s “Monument Mall would surely welcome the arrival of a strong anchor store” following the closure...

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John Lewis Bristol and the city’s changing retail landscape


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Perhaps it’s a reflection of my status as a retail nerd that one of the first things I usually do on Friday mornings is check...

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